The gunners: a novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"Kauffman has done something remarkable with The Gunners . . . She's made spending time with [her characters] not just tolerable but delightful. And she's achieved this not by manufacturing likability, but by so convincingly rendering the affection between them that you accept each character's foibles as readily as they do one another's . . . There's so much generosity and spirit and humor shared by whatever characters are on the page at any given time that I was always happy to accompany them." —The New York Times Book Review

Following her wonderfully received first novel, Another Place You’ve Never Been, called “mesmerizing,” “powerful,” and “gorgeous,” by critics all over the country, Rebecca Kauffman returns with Mikey Callahan, a thirty–year–old who is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections—even his emotional life is a blur.

As the novel begins, he is reconnecting with “The Gunners,” his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey especially needs to confront dark secrets about his own past and his father. How much of this darkness accounts for the emotional stupor Mikey is suffering from as he reaches his maturity? And can The Gunners, prompted by Sally’s death, find their way to a new day? The core of this adventure, made by Mikey, Alice, Lynn, Jimmy, and Sam, becomes a search for the core of truth, friendship, and forgiveness.

A quietly startling, beautiful book, The Gunners engages us with vividly unforgettable characters, and advances Rebecca Kauffman’s place as one of the most important young writers of her generation.

"A moving novel . . . Each character comes to terms with their dark past, and uncertain futures—like an intimate hangout session, dashed with suspense and few extra layers of emotional beauty. You'll find yourself thinking of Freaks and Geeks, The Big Chill, and maybe all those friends you've been meaning to text." —Entertainment Weekly, The Must List



Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9781619029897
9781538539286
9781982476441
9781640090705
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Tagging
Tags:

No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!


Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID8c75d5b8-206a-26b4-dcc1-0f4ac46f2e9a
Grouping Titlegunners
Grouping Authorrebecca kauffman
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2023-01-30 04:00:50AM
Last Indexed2023-01-30 04:53:27AM

Solr Fields

accelerated_reader_point_value
0
accelerated_reader_reading_level
0
auth_author2
Axtell, Michael David
author
Kauffman, Rebecca
author2-role
Axtell, Michael David,narrator
hoopla digital
author_display
Kauffman, Rebecca
available_at_addison
Addison Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
collection_addison
Adults
detailed_location_addison
2nd Floor- Adult Books
Online Hoopla Collection
Online OverDrive Collection
display_description
"Mikey Callahan is suffering from the clouded vision of macular degeneration. He struggles to establish human connections, and is reconnecting with 'The Gunners, ' his group of childhood friends, after one of their members has committed suicide. Sally had distanced herself from all of them before ending her life, and she died harboring secrets about the group and its individuals. Mikey hopes that confronting secrets about his own past-- and his father's-- will dispel some of the emotional stupor that clouds his life."--
format_addison
Book
eAudiobook
eBook
format_category_addison
Audio Books
Books
eBook
id
8c75d5b8-206a-26b4-dcc1-0f4ac46f2e9a
isbn
9781538539286
9781619029897
9781640090705
9781982476441
itype_addison
Fiction
last_indexed
2023-01-30T10:53:27.872Z
lexile_score
-1
literary_form
Fiction
literary_form_full
Fiction
Novels
local_callnumber_addison
FIC KAUFFMAN R.
Online OverDrive
owning_library_addison
Addison Public Library
Addison Public Library Online
owning_location_addison
Addison Public Library
Online OverDrive Collection
primary_isbn
9781619029897
publishDate
2018
publisher
Blackstone Publishing
Catapult
Counterpoint
recordtype
grouped_work
subject_facet
Buffalo (N.Y.) -- Fiction
Family secrets -- Fiction
Friendship -- Fiction
Interpersonal relations -- Fiction
Psychological fiction
Retinal degeneration -- Fiction
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction
Self-realization -- Fiction
title_display
The gunners : a novel
title_full
The Gunners : a novel [electronic resource] / Rebecca Kauffman
The Gunners A Novel
The gunners : a novel / Rebecca Kauffman
title_short
The gunners
title_sub
a novel
topic_facet
Family secrets
Fiction
Friendship
Interpersonal relations
LGBTQIA+ (Fiction)
Literature
Retinal degeneration
Self-actualization (Psychology)
Self-realization

Solr Details Tables

item_details

Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent URLDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocation
hoopla:MWT12027053Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/12027053?utm_source=MARCAvailable Online
ils:.b20915500.i140787762nd Floor- Adult BooksFIC KAUFFMAN R.1falsefalseCheck ShelfApr 18, 2019afic
overdrive:22dd2b64-3647-48c0-9d4c-ee2b6c9527fd1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook0falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
overdrive:22dd2b64-3647-48c0-9d4c-ee2b6c9527fd-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook2falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
overdrive:d211ace2-297a-41df-85dd-88f5eb683d54-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books1falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online
overdrive:d211ace2-297a-41df-85dd-88f5eb683d541Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeAudiobookAudio Books0falsetrueOverDriveAvailable Online

record_details

Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
hoopla:MWT12027053eAudiobookAudio BooksUnabridgedEnglishBlackstone Publishing20181 online resource (1 audio file (8hr., 04 min.)) : digital.
ils:.b20915500BookBooksEnglishCounterpoint[2018]261 pages ; 24 cm.
overdrive:22dd2b64-3647-48c0-9d4c-ee2b6c9527fdeBookeBookEnglishCatapult2018
overdrive:d211ace2-297a-41df-85dd-88f5eb683d54eAudiobookAudio BooksEnglishBlackstone Publishing2018

scoping_details_addison

Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
hoopla:MWT12027053Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b20915500.i14078776On ShelfCheck Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 20, 21
overdrive:22dd2b64-3647-48c0-9d4c-ee2b6c9527fd1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue
overdrive:22dd2b64-3647-48c0-9d4c-ee2b6c9527fd-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:d211ace2-297a-41df-85dd-88f5eb683d54-1Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsefalse
overdrive:d211ace2-297a-41df-85dd-88f5eb683d541Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue